Illusion*** HVS 5a
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This climb is in 156 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

AGoodi - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Brian Shackleton

Fully engaging and fantastic - properly out there. This is sooo much better climbing than Storm at Polldubh which is considered a classic for the grade! Felt under-protected at the grade.
AliBaxter - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/15 with Patrick Brien

robgixer - Lead O/S - 02/May/15

Rob lead it in one pitch.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 02/May/15 with Rob G, Claudia

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Laura D

steve prior - AltLd O/S - Sep/14 with Andy C

Nick Clement - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Rachel Antill

Paul Figg - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with Malcolm Bass

Brilliant. Extend your runners and belay at the top not the corner.
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with kev

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with ian armstrong

martrin - Lead - 20/May/14 with Sarah Kekus

I led 2nd pitch - intimidating, fully engaging, utterly brilliant!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Kev

First belay looked terrifying, second pitch was great, particularly the hollow flake and big wet jug and we did the third pitch in the rain. Brilliant after work romp.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Iain Steele

steely - 2nd - 10/Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

Dan1978 - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

JulesV - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Chris Reid - AltLd - 27/Apr/13 with Lissy Manners

Took first pitch, excellent early damp weather route.
johang - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/13 with Chris Swanepoel

climbed in light rain, due to the roof stayed nice and dry. cold though
klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Johan Gausden

robbo157 - 2013

robbo157 - 2013

Em66 - 2013

malteserEd - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12

led p2-3
Maz J - AltLd - 02/Jun/12

John Nuttall - Lead - 23/May/12 with Andy H

Nice route, although final corner was quite wet!
Ken Applegate - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Henry rogers

nathan foster - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with ben

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12

Martin Davies - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Matt Harris, Tom Hull

tomhull - 2nd β - 12/Apr/12 with matt harris, martin davies

Paul Figg - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Anna

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Mar/12

Quite an atmospheric route. Sustained at the grade with good protection.
DaveAtkinson - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Haydn Keith

AndyT1151 - 2nd - 06/Jun/11

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Anna

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Only 1st 2 pitches
Nigel Coe - 2nd dnf - 09/Sep/10 with Pete Kelly

Serious for the second.
jl - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Penny

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with J. Iles-Smith

Hidden - 21/Aug/10

Ace felt good on it so didnt freak, there was a stuck camalot and a stuck wire that i used and are still there, for the taking.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with dad

martrin - AltLd - 02/May/10 with Colin Smith

Hidden - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/09

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Nick

sgl - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with tony

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Lee Bonner, Paul Beacall

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09

daveclarke5 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Russell

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/09

Lead pitch 2 (crux) - Brilliant traverse, but not one Id recommend for an inexperienced/unequal second as its pretty bold and committing.
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Big Ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09

Tom Eagle - AltLd - 16/Apr/09 with Mario Yeomans

troutbeck - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09 with A.M.

Lou Kennedy - 2nd - 15/Apr/09

Hidden - 22/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08

jimted - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/08 with david toon

datoon - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jim

Done in 1
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Guy Reid

Led in one
cem - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Graham Dolman

decs - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Tony

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Neil Mackay

Sean Kelly - 2008

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/07 with Robeverybody

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/07

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 07/Jun/07 with Pylon King

Excellent traverse pitch
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Shaw Brown

J1PEF - AltLd - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 21/Apr/07

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Charlie Boscoe

ewen - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/06 with ian hinkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/06

joe king - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/06 with simon ringrose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Dave Kerr, Claire Fennell

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Jun/06 with Claire Fennell, Erick Baillot

John Kettle - Lead - 2006

alpinismo.uk - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/04

steveP - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Simon Ringrose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/04

PenJD - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/04 with Jon Ascroft

BlueJohn - AltLd O/S - 2004 with John Hempston

jeffmcd56 - 2nd - 2004 with Yan

rob.grafton - 2nd - 14/Sep/03 with andy bunnage, Bruce

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/02

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 01/Sep/02 with David Jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/01

Hidden - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/00

Hidden - AltLd - May/99

Stone Muppet - 1999

Bug - 1999

jlancashire - 1999

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 1995 with Al H

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1995 with Karen Ghiselli

biggianthead - May/94 with HT

D Tempest - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/93 with Rick

Hammy - AltLd - 28/Jul/92 with Ian Barker

whispering nic - AltLd - Jun/91 with Graham Iles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/90

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/90 with KM

andy gittins - 1990

paulpaint - Lead - Sep/88

Nick Biven - Lead - 20/Jul/88 with Ian Sherrington

mikej - AltLd - 07/Jul/88 with Mike Byles

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/88

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/86

Hammy - AltLd - 14/Jul/86 with Rob Lawson

uphillnow - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/84 with Andy Bennett

Neil R - 2nd - 22/Jul/84 with Mark

biggianthead - 30/Jul/83 with M

John Marsland - 2nd - 16/Sep/81 with Tony Rex

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/81

tapley - Lead - 03/Sep/81 with Dave Kent

Hammy - Lead - 18/Jul/81 with Pete Smith

neil3965 - AltLd - Jul/81 with Adam Kassyk

Hidden - Lead - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/79

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1978 with Mike Wright

beaumap - 1978 with Pete Coghill

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/76

Hidden - 1976

Fell off crux pitch
Peter Main - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/75 with Robin Andrews

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1973

granitbahn - AltLd - Apr/72 with Rick Reeve

greenbuoy - 2nd - 08/May/71 with Bob Lister

Hidden - Lead - 1971

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